Custom Memory Bears


A Custom Memory Bear is a handcrafted textile bear created from material you provide to preserve the memories of a meaningful moment or to remember someone special to your heart. Custom Memory Bears by BearHugs are handmade, have movable joints, covered buttons, and are unique. No two bears are alike, just as our memories are one-of-a-kind and special to each of us. The handcrafting adds to the charm. Custom Memory Bears, standing at approximately 15 inches (11 inches sitting), are designed to "preserve memories one stitch at a time". Our expert Memory Bear Designer will work with you to create your Custom Memory Bear.

Custom Memory Bears by BearHugs make meaningful, loving gifts!



Patchwork consists of hand cut strips or squares of clothing sewn together to create your Custom Memory Bear.  Neckties and/or multiple clothing items can be patchworked together to create an one-of-a-kind Memory Bear.


Heirloom Hug

A Heirloom Hug preserves your beautiful wedding gown.  A relatively small portion of your gown is used to handmake these memory bears. The remainder of your gown is returned to you. High quality threads and careful attention to detail make Heirloom Hugs a keepsake forever. Add an embroidered paw with your wedding date for extra personalization.  


Choice of Size

Personalized Paw

Personalized Paw


Original Custom Memory Bear 

Measures 15 inches standing (11 inches sitting)

Texas Sized Custom Memory Bear

Measures 20 inches standing (15 inches sitting)

Huge Hug Custom Memory Bear

Measures 28 inches standing (21 inches sitting)

Personalized Paw

Personalized Paw

Personalized Paw


Add embroidery and/or applique to the paw of your Memory Bear. Names, dates, phrases, song titles, and hearts are examples that can be added to capture the memory you are preserving.

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